Organizing Your Makeup 101

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Hello Dolls! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! If you haven’t read my previous post, then you can do so by clicking right here. If you know me personally, then you’re already aware of my OCD-like obsession with being organized no matter what. In fact, I’ve blogged about this on many occasions (post 1, post 2). While going through probably the worst writer’s block of my lifetime (yes, this includes my uni days where writing about Aristotle seemed a lot easier than what I’ve been experiencing lately), I realized I have never shared with you how I organize my makeup! So without further adieu, here are some tips on how you can organize ALL your makeup!

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  1. Categorize: This is probably the most important factor of organizing just about anything and everything in your life…including makeup. What I like to do is keep all my foundations together, all my blushes together, all my eye shadows together, etc (you catch my drift yet?). This is essential because you want to be able to find your fav makeup item ASAP. Also, I categorize my makeup brushes according to that rule too.
  2. Once you’ve categorized, one of the most important part of organizing is finding a space to put them: I mean you can buy different organizing tools (as you can see I have one devoted to all my MAC lipsticks) or you can create your own. The possibilities are endless and you can get as creative as you want (hello DIY). I have a drawer devoted to just foundations, concealers and setting powders. The reason why I grouped them like that is because I combine those 3 products at the same time, so why not have them altogether in one place?
  3. In doing steps 1 and 2, you’ll come across old makeup or makeup you haven’t used (believe me these things expire quicker than you think and you don’t want to put stuff like that on your skin). One of the most important things you can do is, let it go, let it go! Okay, I am obviously too obsessed with Disney…but GET RID OF IT: You do not need makeup you haven’t used in more than a year because…you haven’t used it. It’s simple as that. Chances are you won’t use it again so why bother. This has always been the hardest thing for me to do but you know what? YOLO.
  4. So you’ve categorized, made space for those categories, gotten rid of things you don’t need…now what? PUT THEM IN THE SPACE: This is probably my favourite part because you can be SUPER creative and very Instagram worthy, but you have to do it correctly. Add dividers in your drawers. Add trays to your makeup desk, make it pretty as you like or as simple as you want…it’s up to you!

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And VOILA! You’ve now organized everything makeup related in your life…on to your closet…lolz.

Until next time,

kisses,

S

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Makeup Diaries: The Rose Gold Smoky Eye

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The Naked 3 palette has been one of my favourite palettes to use whenever I’m not sure what eye look I want to do. If you want to read my review on this palette, then click here! In the meantime, here’s a makeup look featuring the Naked 3 Palette! Have fun recreating this look dolls & don’t forget to follow me on my various social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr).

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1) First apply a base all over the lids. I used Groundwork by MAC. Then, I applied a lighter base colour because I wanted the rose gold shade to pop even more. I used NARS Rue Bonaparte liner, which I smudged all over the lid.

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2) With the lightest shade in the palette (Strange), I applied it all over my lids and brow bone. Then, I applied the shade Burnout all over the lids, focusing on the centre of the lids. Also, I put a little bit of Dust in the inner corner of the lids.

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3) Then, I took the shade Buzz and applied it to the centre of the lids. After, I took the shade Limit and lightly applied it in the crease.

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4) With the shade Nooner, I applied it all over the crease and outer corners of the lids. Make sure to blend into Limit so that there are no harsh lines! Then, I took a mixture of Factory and Liar & applied it to my outer corners of the lid (to build subtle intensity).

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5) Make sure to blend the outer corners into the shade Nooner (in your crease). Also, with the shade Darkside, I lined my upper and lower lash line. Make sure to blend Darkside into your outer corner and crease, so that you get a seamless gradient.

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6) Since I wanted a subtle winged liner look, I took a liquid liner (Kat Von D’s Trooper) and I lined my upper lash line. I took NARS’ eye liner in Via Venetto and applied it to my water line.

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7) With Benefit’s Browzings, I filled in my eyebrows. Then, I curled my lashes by using Tarte’s lash curler. Then, I took the Buxom Lash mascara and applied it to my upper & lower lashes.

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8) Make sure to wipe off any excess fall out with a makeup wipe! Finish off your look with your favourite foundation/concealer routine. Make sure to add a peachy blush and a coral lip to really pull your look together! I used Maybelline’s Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin and Revlon’s HD Lipstick in Hydrangea. I set my whole look with Make up forever’s HD setting powder!

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Happy Wednesday Dolls! x 

Makeup Diaries: The Matte Sultry Eye

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So a little while ago, I posted a review about the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette (which you can read about right here) and I figured I’d share an eye look that I wear constantly. It’s easy, simple, and quick. Remember, you can always swap out colours to make it more unique to your taste. Also, if you aren’t following me on my various social media accounts then feel free to do so (Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest).

Have a fun time recreating this look dolls! x

1) Apply an eye shadow primer of your choice on to your entire eyelid. I’m using MAC’s Paint Pot in Groundwork.

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2) Take the shade “W.O.S.” and apply all over your eyelid, extending to your brow bone.

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3) With a crease brush, take the shade “Faint” and apply on to the crease area, extending it to the outer corners of your eyelids. Make sure to blend into your brow bone and soften any harsh lines.

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4) Take a black liner of your choice and line your eyes, staying close to the lash line. I’m using Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Zero. Also, don’t forget to line your waterline with the same liner.

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5) Take a smudger brush and dip into the shade “Crave” and trace over the line you just created with your eyeliner. Smudge the liner out. This will create a smoky sultry effect.

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6) Take a volumizing mascara of your choice and apply two coats to your lashes. I’m using Buxom’s Buxom Lash Waterproof mascara. Fill in your brows and set it. I’m using Maybelline’s Brow drama in clear.

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7) Take a highlight colour of your choice and highlight your brow bone. I used “W.O.S.”. Clean off any excess fall out with a clean brush.

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Makeup Diaries: The Green Glittery Smoky Eye

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Here’s one of my favourite eye looks for a night out! With spring just around the corner, I find myself incorporating more colours into my makeup and wardrobe! This particular eye look can be paired up with any outfit, but below you will find an outfit that I have paired this look with! Have fun recreating this look. But remember, you can always change things around to add your unique personal twist to it!

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This is one of my favourite go-to palettes I picked up a year ago from Sephora! This Too Faced Cosmetics’ palette is inspired by The Sound Of Music and includes pretty much everything I need to create different makeup looks!

The Green Glittery Smoky Eye

1) First apply an eye shadow primer all over your lids (including your lower lids). I used Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

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2) Take a light beige shade and apply all over your lids, including your brow bone, with a flat shadow brush. I used Cream Colored Ponies.

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3) Using a flat shadow brush, take a dark shimmery green colour and apply all over the lids, packing on the shadow. I used Evergreen.

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4) Take a dark shimmery brown colour with a fluffy crease brush and apply into the crease, blending the harsh lines. Make sure to apply the same shade in your outer eye corner. I used Buche de Noel.

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5) Using a liner brush, dip into a shimmery dark teal shadow and line your upper/lower lash line. The thickness of the line is completely up to you. I used Blue Satin Sashes because it has a little bit of gold glitter to it.

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6) Line your upper/lower lash and waterlines with your favourite black liner. When lining your upper lash line, make sure to line 2/3 of your eye lids. I used MAC’s eye kohl in smolder.

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7) Take a pencil brush and slowly soften (in circular motions) the liner by retracing the line you created with the brush. Pull in the liner into the whole lid.

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8) Take that same shimmery dark teal shadow, you used earlier to line, and with the same liner brush; reapply the shadow on top of the softened black liner. This will create a smoldering effect between the black and teal colour!

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9) Using your favourite product to fill in your brows (mine is Browzings from Benefit), fill them in. Using a lash curler, curl your lashes and apply your favourite lengthening dark mascara. I used Benefit’s “they’re real!” mascara.

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10) Wipe off any excess fallout from the shadows or glitter. Apply the same green eye shadow you used as a base into the inner corners of your eyes.

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11) Finish off your foundation routine: To prime my face, I used Benefit’s Porefessional. I used MAC’s mineralize SPF foundation. Also, rather than using blush; I decided to use a bronzer to contour my face. I used the Chocolate Soleil bronzer (it smells like chocolate I kid you not) from the palette. Make sure to set your makeup, I used Make Up Forever’s HD finishing powder. For my lips: I used Revlon’s Lip Butter in Candy Apple.

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12) Now that you have completed your makeup routine, you can go ahead with your hair and outfit!

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Dress: H&M

Cardigan: Kohl’s

Shoes: Aldo

Purse: Rebecca Minkoff’s Mini MAC

Accessories: Michael Kors, Ardene, Kate Spade, Suzy Shier

Hair: The Braided Bun 😉

Have An Awesome Sunday Dolls! x

Makeup Diaries: The Shimmery Smoky Eye

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Here’s a quick shimmery smoky eye using the Naked 2 palette. If you haven’t read my review on it, you can do so right here! This is one of my favourite eye look to wear because it’s shimmery and sultry all at the same time. It really makes your eyes stand out and it’s perfect for a night out!

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1) Use an eye shadow primer or base all over the lids. I’m using MAC’s Paint Pot in Groundwork.

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2) Take the shade YDK and apply all over the lids with a flat shadow brush. I’m using the brush that comes in the palette. Really pack on the shimmery shade on to the lids.

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3) Using the shade Tease and a fluffy crease brush, apply all over the crease in soft circular motions. Again, I am using the brush that comes in the palette.

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4) Apply the shade Busted into the outer corners of the eyes with a crease brush, blending it into the crease (where you just applied Tease). Make sure to blend the harsh lines really well.

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5) With a dark shimmery brown liner, line the lower lids. I used Tarte’s SmolderEyes in Gunmetal.

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6) Take a black liner of your choice and line your upper lash line, waterline and lower lash line. I used Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Zero.

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7) With a liner brush, apply the shade Blackout on the line you just created on your lids with your eye liner. I’m using Smashbox’s liner brush.

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8) Take an eyelash curler and curl your lashes, then apply 2 coats of your favourite mascara. I used Tarte’s eye lash curler and Clinique’s High Impact Mascara in black. Set your brows. I used Maybelline’s clear mascara.

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10) Apply the shade Foxy to your brow bone to highlight.

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…and you are done! Remember: you can always modify this look to add your own unique twist to it! I use this eye look often, but sometimes I add different colours into the mix depending on my mood! 

Happy Tuesday Dolls! x 

Makeup Diaries: The Blush Eye

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Here’s my take on a quick eye look featuring the Tartelette Palette! This eye look can be worn day or night. If you are opting to wear this to a night-time event, you can jazz it up by using a shimmery liner to line the eyes (which is what I’ve shown here!). If you want to keep this for a day time look, then you can opt out of that and just sweep the upper lash line with a liner of your choice! Either way it’s up to you to play around with your unique take on this pretty blush eye look!

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1) Apply eye shadow primer all over the eyelids. I’m using MAC’s Paint Pot in Groundwork.

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2) Using a fluffy all over eyeshadow brush, take the shade Caregiver and apply all over the eyelids and brow bone.

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3) With a fluffy crease brush, apply the shade Natural Beauty into the crease, blending it in softly in circular motions.

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4) Then take the shade Best Friend and apply into the outer corners of your eyes, blending it into your crease.

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5) Line your upper lash line with the shade Bombshell and a liner brush.

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6) Using a dark purply sheeny liner, line your upper eyelids. Then take a dark gunmetal liner and line the lower eyelids. I used Tarte’s SmolderEyes in Gunmetal and Plum. Also, take a black eyeliner and line your water line. I used Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Zero.

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7) Set your Brows. I used Maybelline’s Clear Lash Mascara.

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8) With an eyelash curler, curl your lashes. I used Tarte’s eyelash curler.

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9) Swipe some mascara onto your lashes. I used Clinique’s High Impact Mascara.

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 Hope you enjoyed this quick blush eye look! 🙂 

Have a great Day Dolls! x

Makeup Diaries: The Shimmery Orange Eye Look

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Here’s a quick makeup look featuring L’Oreal’s “What happens in Vegas” eye shadow quad. I love using this for nights out, when I want a subtle pop of colour along with shimmer.

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(Shimmery Orange, Highlight Yellow, Matte Orange, Shimmery Brown) 

1. Use a white eye shadow base, so that your colour pops out more. I’m using Urban Decay’s Primer Potion in Eden.

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2. Take Shimmery Orange and with a flat shadow brush of your choice, apply all over the lids.

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3. Take Matte Orange and with a crease brush of your choice, apply into the crease (smoking it out in the outer corner).

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4. Use Highlight Yellow on your brow bones to highlight with a clean shadow brush. Also, lightly apply to the inner corners of your eyes.

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5. With a clean crease brush, in circular motions, blend out any harsh lines created so that you have a clean gradient effect.

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6. Using a liner brush, dip into Shimmery Brown and line your upper/lower lash line (staying as close as you can to the lash line).

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7. Finish off by filling in your brows and your favourite mascara!

Have A Great Day Dolls! x